Thursday, October 28, 2021 | Tom Lips opens this year's Signature Series of Ottawa StoryTellers with Bystanders: An Enviro-Cabaret (Blackbox Studio, Arts Court, Ottawa, and Live stream broadcast)
Bystanders: An Enviro-Cabaret is a musical exploration of environmental issues and our all-too-human response to them. The show features original stories and songs, with a little history and science thrown in. A brand-new entertaining and thought-provoking show from one of Canada’s best storytellers, Tom Lips.
An active member of Ottawa StoryTellers for three decades, Tom shares traditional folk tales and legends, literary stories, poetry, and his own original stories. He has appeared frequently in Ottawa StoryTellers’ “Speaking Out/Speaking In” series, for which he co-created and performed in such shows as A House Divided (2011), And Tell Laura I Love Her (2014 & 2015), and That Delightful Strain (2015). A veteran of Ottawa’s “Stories from the Ages” series, he has presented stories from ancient epics such as the Odyssey, the Iliad, the Mabinogion, the Kalevala, and the Epic of Gilgamesh. Tom is also a poet and an accomplished singer-songwriter whose recordings of original, eclectic songs have made many friends. He has been living in Whitehorse, Yukon since September 2019.
Tickets are $22. In-person tickets (a limited number) and live-stream ticket options are available.
Signature Series Season Passes are available until October 27th. $82 for all the shows in the 2021/22 season. What a deal!
Note: For those attending in-person, all Public Health regulations will apply, including masks and social distancing. Patrons must show proof of their vaccination status with photo ID.